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Shannon Brown officially signs back with Lakers

The rumors that he was offered more money by the New York Knicks didn't offend Shannon Brown in the least.

All along, he said, he knew he wanted to re-sign with the Lakers.

He made it official Wednesday, when he signed a two-year, $4.6-million deal, with his option for the second season.

"All the rumors out there about everybody offering me all this 4 or 5 million dollars and all of that, that's not true," Brown said at a news conference at the Lakers' training facility. "This was just the best situation for what was going on -- a chance to win three NBA championships and a great city to live in, and everything just felt right."

Brown said he was encouraged by Kobe Bryant to return to the Lakers, and that it was impossible to turn that request down.

Brown has played a role off the bench, helping the Lakers win the last two NBA championships.

He averaged a career-best 8.2 points last season.

The 6-foot-4 guard has been known as an athlete who has tremendous leaping ability.

Brown said he has been working on his other basketball skills over the summer.

-- Broderick Turner
 
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Seriously - I'm starting to scare myself.


REPOST:


MM - do I really have to say this again?


You know you want to take me (to the ASG in LA) with you.


You know it, and I know it.


Your pretend conversations with Darth Stern are NOT impressing anyone, and are certainly not fooling anyone.


I told you - resistance is futile.


This is your density... ummm.... destiny.

MM - I forgot to add that you really need to have a little drinky-poo on me (and for me) today. Something with an umbrella in it - and lot's of vodka. Sounds like you need one after your marathon postapalooza yesterday LOL!

Good.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!!

Ahhhh - the Black Mamba strikes again. Keeping the core team intact for the 3-peat quest.

Let the hunt for six begin - D.Fish

Q: What can Brown do for you?

A: "Throw it Down" Shannon Brown can electrify the crowd with his "tremendous leaping ability" in the words of MM.

More than this, if Shannon really has been, "working on his other basketball skills over the summer" that can only bode well for the 2010-11 Lakers squad.

This fan is looking forward to seeing Brown 'deliver' some posterizing thunder DUNKS next June, over the quivering bodies of Green Slime, or Tenderized Meat.

P & G R

Just wondering who of our two rooks we will keep?

Does anybody remember, back in the day, when
Kobe was supposed to be a cancer and nobody
would come and play with him?

justanothermambafan, you crack me up!

an imagined conversation b/n MM & Justa:

MM, you know you want to take me to the game.
I know you want to take me to the game.
Everybody knows you want to take me to the game.
Stop frontin' and buy the tickets all ready!

Justa, we're both married. What will our SO's think?

MM, don't you dare bring reality into this. The ASG is
more important than that! Look. Buy the tickets and
I'll let you look at what you can't have. Kapish?

Yes, mistress.

Meanwhile, back on the blog ....

Hobbitmage says: The back & forth b/n MM & Justa is pretty good.
I need more popcorn. Anyone else?

I think we will see an improved more versatile SB this year. Kobe has a great effect on his teammates offseason prep.

Just wondering who of our two rooks we will keep?

Posted by: D(erek)J(eter) | August 11, 2010 at 02:02 PM
BOTH

I want to see both Ebanks and Caracter in Purple and Gold.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today.. Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!!

@JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN, DENSITY IS GOOD! I can go for that. For it is density that keeps you afloat and ...Without you as the Head of The Mamba Clan...I would probably drown. So Density good! Mamba24 Bad!!

OH1 Justa...Carry On!

I believe we will keep both Ebanks and Caracter. They will prove to be better than most people thought they could be. Ebanks just dropped a hint today on twitter that he's meeting with agent tonight in LA and is expecting some good news. Both Ebanks and Caracter have to the potential to be good to great players for the purple and gold in the near future.

Shannon Brown is obvisiouly no fool. He knows where his rings come from.

Hobbitmage says: The back & forth b/n MM & Justa is pretty good.
I need more popcorn. Anyone else? Posted by: hobbitmage | August 11, 2010 at 02:03 PM
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Don't mind if I do Hobbitmage! Lol!

hobbit - again I have to say this - BAD hobbit.


That is NOT how it's going to go down at all.


MM has no chance at looking at anything. He's doing this for the honor of taking me to the game - and of course so he's got someone to hold his beer while he interviews Laker girls....


Nemaia - I agree with you, plus they are both affordable options. Hopefully PJ will let them out to see the sunshine.

Nemaia,


" Both Ebanks and Caracter have to the potential to be good to great players for the purple and gold in the near future."


I liked what I saw in Summer League!!!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

MM has no chance at looking at anything. He's doing this for the honor of taking me to the game - and of course so he's got someone to hold his beer while he interviews Laker girls....Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 11, 2010 at 02:21 PM
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Justa, who in their right mind would want to interview Laker girls when they have the Fabulous JustAnotherMambaFan sitting next to them?

I'm sorry Justa, but this Synchronicity is beginning to make me nervous!

Mamba24 - I'm just chalking it up to the temporary insanity that will ensue once he catches a glimpse of the beauty that is me. LMAO!!!


Or - it will be the permanent insanity that will ensue from the throat punch if I don't get to go....

Mamba24 - I'm just chalking it up to the temporary insanity that will ensue once he catches a glimpse of the beauty that is me. LMAO!!!Posted by: justanothermambafan | August 11, 2010 at 02:31 PM
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!...And modest too!!! Lol!

Nemaia / Jon K - I also like what I saw in Summer League from both Ebanks & Caracter (more-so Caracter). Although - it WAS only summer league.... Still - I'd love to see both these young guys get signed. It will give us more depth (not that they'll get to play much this year) but for the future. Depth and youth. Sounds good to me!

Yeah, but don't we have 12 signed and are allowed only one more on the roster?

An NBA team must carry a minimum of 13 players, but no more than 15 players. Mitch basically said that the Lakers will carry 14, implying that he intends to sign both rookies.

I'm so sick and tired of this offseason already! I'ts been an excellent one for the lakeshow, but, WAAAHHH, I WANT THE SEASON TO START NOW!!!!

Mark Medina,


I know we're a bratty bunch of crazed lunatic Lakeraholics, but what you COULD do is somehow contact the Lakers front office and say you're giving away a free pair of tickets to a Lakers game once a month to the 5,000th post or something like that. It certainly would direct more traffic to the blog and would be ANOTHER good marketing option for the Lakers.


And we'd claw and scratch at each other like wolverines to get those tickets.


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

The Second Unit, aka "The KILLER B's":

Blake
Brown
Barnes
Bynum (Phil Always has at least one starter on the floor)
B'Odom (Creative License)
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

Welcome back, Shannon... thank goodness you neve really left, though! Now, enter the Slam Dunk Contest again and destroy Stern's minions! Sweet redemption!

DBDH!


Justa(Pot),"...Depth and youth. Sounds good to me!"

Any particular reason why DEPTH and YOUTH sound good to you, milady? LOL!!! What's wrong with DEPTH and a LITTLE OLDER or DEPTH and OLDER? LOL!!! Sorry, couldn't resist! Just the kettle being black, I guess! Much love for you girl!

Super!

@ The Triangulator:

The B-B-B-B-B-Bench Mob-b-b-b-b-b!

DBBBBBBDH!

Can't wait to watch Shan-Wow elevate over LeBrick, Wade, and Chris Botch (bad spelling intended), and the Big Minimum (Shaq). Welcome home Mr. Brown!

An NBA team must carry a minimum of 13 players, but no more than 15 players. Mitch basically said that the Lakers will carry 14, implying that he intends to sign both rookies.

Posted by: KobeMVP888 | August 11, 2010 at 02:46 PM

Well said KobeMVP888. I'm sure our two rookies are just chompin' at the bit to prove they belong. I think they'll succeed. Enjoy your posts.

Twill be fun watching Boston and Miami beat up on each other and perhaps see Chicago slip in the side door!

@DBDH

Bench Mob had it's Day, But KILLER B's SWARMMMMMMMM ON 'D'!!!!!!
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

Jon K,

Lakers Today...Lakers Tomorrow...Lakers Forever should be immortalized on this blog as the eternal slogan for the team and its fans. I love it!

@KobeMVP888 "...he intends to sign both rookies."

I hope so, but good intentions do not always get results. Sometimes events that transpire are just out of a person's hands.

Hopefully Caracter and Ebanks don't seek the allure of more Benjamins that will be offered overseas...
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

Downtown Shannon Brown is back in the house...

I same in the same breath...Sasha, bring back the Machine...

No matter what...we have a BENCH MOB again...

#17 coming up...baybee......

Shannon is my son's favorite player. He's 5 yo. He said:
- Daddy, Shannon will jump over Yao and dunk!
- But son, Yao is 7'6...
- Shannon can jump over a building.

this one took a little while. good to see shannon back though. the biggest thing he needs to work on is rotations on both ends of the floor, though especially defensive. thats mostly theory and tape until training camp though. until then the threes, midrange j's ,turnaround fades, as well as the cross over dribble could really open the gates for this kid. at 6'4 he should be a bit better handling the ball, although he's not bad. with all that said the only necessities are the rotations and hitting on all those open jumpers he gets, but getting better at one thing opens your game up for other things as well like more of those momentum changing ufo touching dunks of his.

hope to see both of the rooks get some good playing time with the team up enough to allow for that as well as some key minutes when it couts after some proving time. really dont think they can afford not to keep them both, with good upsides and very low 2nd round dp money. plus ones a damn ariza clone(freaky) and the other is named caracter. those traits alone should garner some playing time. caracter seems to have some damn good skills for his size and ebanks has a good looking and fluid stroke. some good shot selection and playing with pau and kobe should get him at least an opportunity to see some wide open looks(of course he'll need to shoot very well in practice and pt to get in many minutes with or without the starters in the game. judging by the look of his stroke, phill might give him some minutes in with the starters if he can keep with the scheme on d. however i wont hold my breath since we all know how phil is with rookies. i have a feeling these kids are going to prove more useful than josh and dj, and giving them a few more minutes might help out majorly in the post season.

Living in WV, I was able to follow Ebanks college career very closely. He is a defensive beast, and usually was assigned to guard the other teams best player, often shutting them down. Although a greenhorn at this point, with a little seasoning and tutelage from Ron Ron, he could eventually have enough game to guard the likes of LeBron, D. Wade, and Carmelo. He and Character were definitely the steals of the NBA draft. The fact that Mitch was able to get both these guys so late in the draft is incredible! The Laker bench was improved by light years this off-season.

Logo44,


"Living in WV, I was able to follow Ebanks college career very closely. He is a defensive beast"


Dude, this is what I want to hear!!!


Can we fricken start training camp already? This wait is too much! EBANKS AND CARACTER IN PURPLE AND GOLD, DANGIT!!!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

LET'S GO LAKERS!!!


LET'S GO!!!


LET'S GO LAKERS!!!


LET'S GO!!!!


GOOOOOO LAKERS!!!!!


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

TREVOR ARIZA got traded again....now he will regret leaving the LAKERS...dump your agent Trevor, he caused you this misery....

The Celtics will do anything to win: Including cheating

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/433904-celtics-will-do-anything-to-win-including-cheating

This has been a shameless self-promotion by Fatty

Hopefully Caracter and Ebanks don't seek the allure of more Benjamins that will be offered overseas...
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

Posted by: The Triangulator | August 11, 2010 at 03:17 PM
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If they are offered contracts by the Lakers and go overseas, we still hold their rights for three years. If it's their decision to leave, it's a mistake. If the Lakers encourage it, that's a very different story. I make the Farmar-Brown analogy. Jordan didn't want to stay here and his ego got in the way of adjusting his game because he thinks he can run the show somewhere else. Shannon Brown views his short and long term goals more realistically and knows where he will grow more and enjoy more success, so he sacrificed money and minutes to stay. I hope both Ebanks and Caracter think more like Shannon Brown and not like Farmar. This is an enormous opportunity that fell into both of their laps. You don't let something like this slip away.

Well said KobeMVP888. I'm sure our two rookies are just chompin' at the bit to prove they belong. I think they'll succeed. Enjoy your posts.

Posted by: Nemaia Faletogo | August 11, 2010 at 03:09 PM
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Nemaia

Right back at you! I haven't had much time to post lately and I'm going on a vacation for a few days, but you will get quite sick of me as things get closer to the 82 game practice season.

Go Lakers! #17 coming up STRONG!!

Fatty,


Where's the video link in your blog?


What do we play for? RINGS!!!


Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


GO LAKERS!!!

Jon K -

I highlighted it this way (In this video)

For some reason it didn't highlight properly

Sorry

Shaq- the Fat Ugly Chameleon! For short the "FUC"

One good thing came out of Shannon's opting out was that both sides, Lakers and Shannon, had a chance to reflect to appreciate each other more. Shannon realized playing for the Lakers WAS the best option for him, and the Lakers found out Shannon WAS the best option available for backup SG this offseason. Also, thinking that he might well be playing as a starting SG in NY will give him a big confidence. We will see Shannon who will play harder (and higher) and smarter to fit into the triangle this season.

@ KobeMVP888,

I'm well aware of our holding their rights for 3 years.

I agree. I hope they think more like Shannon, but sometimes youth gets in the way of good ole common sense. At their age, most of these guys think they've got their whole careers ahead of them. They don't fully comprehend that:

Their Goose Just Crapped Them a Golden Egg...
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GO LAKERS!!!!!! ONE, TWO, THREE-PEAT TO THE SECOND POWER!!!!!!

There's no place like home Shannon, there's no place like home.

Shannon,

Home is where the heart is... Happy to see ur heart is in LA>

Happy soaring!!!


GOOOOOOOOLAKERS!!!!!

I was a bit surprised this last season by Shannon's play. He averaged about 20 minutes a game for 8 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. I thought he was going to ride the pine like Powell 0r Ammo. Sasha's injuries gave him more playing time. Phil Jackson even played him 14 minutes a game in the playoff run.

He listens, he is strong, works hard, and can leap so high even the crowd leaps to its feet.

Welcome back Shannon.

Bringing UPS back was a good move. he is young and athletic something la is lacking with alot of 30 something year old players. I hope Shannon is rewarded in the near future for his loyalty. I hope Mitch sign the 2 rooks. Put Walton out to pasture and if the machine don't regain his shooting touch then do the same to him.

I think it is gread. That is the main motivating factor in what all people do. Criminals just are willing to go farther to get their money than the rest.


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